Tower Theatre

1007 University Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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The Tower Theatre opened in 1940. It was located on University Avenue (College Avenue at the time of opening) and was owned by Lubbock Theatres, Inc. It was directly across from Texas Tech University. It was one of the many theatres that were located on or right off Broadway. The single screen Tower closed in 1964.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber/Don Lewis

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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm

There are nice 1940 Grand Opening photos on below site. Type in word “plaza”, then hit search,
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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 2:37 pm

Correction; to view Tower Theater 1940 photos, type in word “tower” on above site.

irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 12:24 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 24, 2008 at 11:34 am

There is an opening day ad in this 1940 newspaper:
http://tinyurl.com/7yzylg

purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

In the 1950s the Tower was a second-run theater, often showing double features. If you missed a movie at the Lindsey, State, Arnett-Benson, or the Village after usually only a one-week run, you could catch it at the Tower, and at reduced prices, too. Fifteen cents if you were under 12, which I was!

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